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Opioids top list of controlled prescriptions in Rock County
Opioids top list of controlled prescriptions in Rock County
The three most prescribed controlled medications in Rock County are opioids, according to data from the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.
Wisconsin Farmers Union issues reminder on Obamacare enrollment
The Wisconsin Farmers Union is reminding farmers that Dec. 15 is the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act health insurance marketplace.
Janesville hospital helping smokers kick the habit
Betty Burdick is one of eight people who have completed the first Freedom From Smoking course offered at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Janesville.
Rock County joins lawsuit against drug companies
Rock County has joined a lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court. The lawsuit claims certain drug companies conspired to mislead medical authorities, resulting in the opioid addiction epidemic.
Flu cases confirmed early in Janesville
Flu cases confirmed early in Janesville
Brenda Klahn, infection control expert at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital- Janesville, said she has seen a few cases of influenza already, which is rare for this time of year.
Janesville approaches record heroin and opioid deaths
Janesville approaches record heroin and opioid deaths
Janesville continues to see more overdose deaths from heroin- and opioids such as fentanyl, with prospects for another record year.
Obamacare uncertainty extends to help from 'navigators'
Health care navigators under the Affordable Care Act are fewer this year, but they're still available, and they're urging people to set up appointments.
Mercyhealth's Janesville hospital ranked sixth in the state
U.S. News and World Report has ranked Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center as sixth best in Wisconsin.
Assault with weapon reported in Milton
Assault with weapon reported in Milton
Police said one man was in custody and one in the hospital after an assault with a weapon on Wednesday night in Milton.
State lawmakers call for more transparency from prescription drug companies
If passed, a proposed bill would require pharmaceutical companies to submit justification for price increases to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Rep. Debra Kolste, D-Janesville, said.